Hong Kong Real Estate Outlook: 2019 & Beyond

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Hong Kong Real Estate Outlook: 2019 & Beyond

Please email yammie@britcham.com for more information
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A panel of experts from four real estate companies will give an overview of the key issues across the main sectors in the Hong Kong market (i.e. the leasing markets of office, industrial, and retail, as well as pricing movements in residential). As we head into the beginning of 2019, what state is the market in and what do our experts forecast going forward? 


About the speakers

Helen Mak has close to 20 years of extensive experience in leasing of regional and neighbourhood shopping centres, high street shops and advisory of retail projects, as well as 10 years’ experience as a department head.

Prior to joining Knight Frank, Helen held senior positions at Colliers International. She has practical experience in building a team, at the same time enhancing performance, reducing costs and generating profit. Helen is also an experienced and accomplished media commentator in the retail property market. She has solid experience at managing multicultural retailers from different countries such as Korea, Eastern Europe, India, and China etc.

The team has recently concluded leasing transactions in Fashion Walk, Harbour City, Whampoa Garden, Worfu, Wellington Street and Pak Sha Road.  Currently acting as sole Leasing Agent of retail podium of 49 Hollywood Road by SilkRoad Investment and Tai Kwun by Hong Kong Jockey Club.


Paul Fisher is a director in JLL’s Hong Kong tenant representation team. In this role he provides strategic office leasing advice to MNC occupier clients. He has over 14 years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry and has worked on some of Hong Kong’s most notable leasing transactions. He is a chartered surveyor and advises on a range of transactions including relocations, renewals, lease restructures and rent reviews, driving the best possible results for tenants in negotiations.

Prior to joining JLL, Paul was head of corporate tenant representation at DTZ (now Cushman and Wakefield).  He is a Hong Kong office leasing expert, with a broad understanding of international markets having worked in London and Frankfurt in previous roles. He is also an active member of the Britcham Real Estate committee.


Samuel Lai is responsible for managing the Advisory & Transaction Services – Industrial business in Hong Kong. Samuel brings with him over 15 years experience in various real estate sectors with 14 years specialising in the industrial sector in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in warehouse leasing, land parcel disposal, strata-sales and project marketing and is well regarded as leader in the local market for his dedication and professionalism.

Prior to joining CBRE, Samuel first started his career in Jones Lang LaSalle Industrial Department, focusing on sales and leasing requirements for portfolio landlords and corporate clients. Throughout his career, Samuel has developed in-depth knowledge of the Hong Kong and Southern China industrial & logistics property market with his key focus on major leasing assignments.

Samuel has completed his Master Degree in Real Estate in the University of Hong Kong and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) (Commercial pathway).


Letizia Garcia Casalino, with more than 10 years of industry experience, Letizia brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as Head of Residential Services. A resident of Hong Kong for over 15 years, Letizia has built an extensive professional network by forging close relations with independent owners throughout the region.

As part of her role, Letizia focuses on building a team of experienced international leasing and sales agents to develop the Colliers residential platform, and processes, profile, and presence in the market. She is also responsible for driving her team’s revenue and meeting with companies to develop corporate accounts.

A seasoned property industry professional, one of Letizia’s career highlights came in 2009 when she was given the opportunity to open and lead Hong Kong Sotheby's International Realty leasing and sales division. During her celebrated tenure, Letizia developed one of the city’s largest teams of international agents and grew the business into a market-leading luxury brand with high visibility.

Fluent in five languages, Letizia plays a prominent role in many of the European Chambers of Commerce based in the city and is involved with a variety of diverse NGOs.

About the moderator

Jeremy Sheldon has nearly 30 years' experience working with clients in the real estate sector across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US, advising on corporate real estate strategy for local, regional and global firms. Specialties include real estate transactions, corporate capital markets and strategic consulting. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and chairs the Chamber's Real Estate Committee.






This event is hosted by Andrew Seaton. 

Ticket includes a full hot English breakfast buffet.

Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - collared shirts must be worn by men, and jeans, sandals and sports shoes are not permitted. To see the full list of club rules on dresscode, please click here.

Member $ 400.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 520.00 HKD
Y-Network $300.00 HKD
Startup $300.00 HKD
  • Reservations in advance are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
  • Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club. No jeans or sports shoes.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing 24 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged.
  • This event is closed to the media.
  • The event will be cancelled if the No.8 Typhoon signal or the Black Rain Storm warning is in force.
  • For further information please email yammie@britcham.com
  • Please make cheques payable to: "The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong" & send it to Room 1201 Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Real Estate Outlook: 2019 & Beyond

Wed, February 13, 2019
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Helen Mak, Senior Director, Head of Retail Services, Hong Kong, Knight Frank Greater China


Paul Fisher, Director - Tenant Representation, Hong Kong, JLL


Samuel Lai, Senior Director, CBRE Asia Pacific


Letizia Garcia Casalino, Head of Residential Services Property Investment, Colliers


Moderated by: Jeremy Sheldon, Managing Director, IPS and Markets, Asia Pacific, JLL

Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. Hosted by Andrew Seaton
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